The 4 Step Plan to Get More Traffic to Your Website or Blog Guaranteed

1) Create Ridiculously Amazing Content!

How do YOU Create Ridiculously Amazing Content?

  • The first thing a reader sees is your headline, and you need to catch their attention fast- I’m talking in the first 5 seconds! Use these amazing Headline Hacks in this cheat sheet by Jon Morrow.
  • Use all the LSI  long tail keywords in your posts, so that you rank higher in search engine results click here.
  • Create an editorial calendar so that you know what you have to post about in advance and are n’t stuck staring at a white page on the screen with writer’s block. (You can contact me to receive a free editorial calendar just fill in the contact form at the end of the article).
  • Take a current controversial topic related to your industry and give your own take on it, use facts and figures not just your own opinion to add authority and credibility to your writing.  For example of you are If you are a fitness/weight loss coach you may tear down the latest diet such as the Paleo diet and say why you do not recommend it followed by real life examples from your own experience or based on existing research.

2) Write the post!

  • Have a time allotted to just write an outline and do the post research find links, and pictures.
  • List posts, always attract attention and traffic and easy to write.
  • ‘How to’ or tutorial posts are also extremely popular with readers, add pictures of a before and after using your product/service or a video to increase engagement and sharing. Do not under estimate the power of visuals especially in industries such weigh loss, home renovation/decor, cosmetics, food preparation, and crafts to mention a  few.
  • Write up a case study of an interesting client (with permission) or do a post on the leading player in your industry.
  • If you can write up/record an interview with an important player in your industry.
  • Post your content regularly, it doesn’t have to  be daily, twice a month is sufficient until you get faster e at writing amazing original content.

3)What now? Share it!

  • Use digital marketing by harnessing the power of social media. On social media, be sure to add a snippet or leading tag line to entice your network to click on the link. Use a social media management plug-in like Hootlet to share to Facebook, Twitter,  Google Plus and LinkedIn all at once, and to schedule future posts.
  • Add your website address to the signature area at the bottom of your email for instructions click here.
  • Submit your site link to Technorati, Triberr, Reditt, Stumbleupon, it works, don’t’ be spammy on Reditt read the sub-reddit rules before you post.
  • Send a weekly, bimonthly or monthly newsletter to your email list.
  •  Talk about your website/blog offline with your friends, colleagues, clients, offline marketing efforts are often based on your existing relationships and therefore likely to be more effective.

4)What next?

  • Now that you have started creating amazing content you should offer to guest post on websites that get more traffic than yours by reaching out to the key players in your industry.
  • Carry out competitions, challenges, to attract more readers and engage them.
  • Run a giveaway, the gift can be anything your readers will find attractive from cosmetics to sample products, to eBooks solving a significant problem, or a free consultation.
  • Interact with other players, and customers in your industry offline and online at conferences, or other blogs and email.

Just do it!

Now take action, don’t just close this window and read yet another article on how to get more traffic  to find an easier way out.

The hard truth is there is no easy way.

Facebook ads, affiliate marketing and paid search rankings will create short-term spikes that won’t last and often if you are new to the business it will be just a waste of money. So get your head down and start writing those posts!

If you are still stuck or if you have taken action and seeing results I’d love to here from you below.

I read every comment.

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10 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Start Your Own Dream Online Business AND what is REALLY going on?

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As an entrepreneurship and marketing instructor at the start of every semester I ask my students why they are taking the courses and every single semester the responses run something like this:
“I would love to start my own business BUT..”
1.“..I don’t have an idea”
2. “..I hate selling I feel like I am begging them to buy my product”
3. “..I am shy”
4. “..I hate talking to people I don’t already know”
5. “..I. wish I knew exactly what steps to take”
6. “..I don’t want to sound sleazy/aggressive”
7. “..I feel it would damage my reputation/credibility in my current career”
8. “..I can’t invest much”
9. “..I don’t have any marketing/technical skills”
10. “..I’m not an expert at anything yet”
Sound familiar?

You would think I’ve asked them why they have not set up a porn website featuring themselves-stretch marks and all!

Can you see that the statements above are actually excuses or invisible negative scripts disguised as reasons that are holding you back?

You can Google small business ideas and get 50 within a few seconds, online businesses don’t require actual contact with people in the beginning, many business can be set-up with less than $100, and I could go on and on.

What do you actually mean when you are saying these things…that you are afraid.

And that’s OK.

It is natural for most people to fear change, getting old for one. We have a booming industry which capitalizes on this fear: the anti-aging cosmetics business. One, two, five years from now would you regret not overcoming your fears and taking control of your life by starting your own online business?

Why should you start your own business?

  • Money: Don’t you wish you could make (more) money from the comfort of your home.
  • Freedom: You get to be your own boss and escape the cubicle nation’s 9-5 slavery.Don’t you want to be able to stay at home mom who is there for her babies’ first steps while having an identity other than ‘mom’.
  • Identity: Starting your own online business empowers you to maintain who you were before the baby with the added perk of your own income and personal achievements.
  • Flexibility: The flexibility of working from home allows to achieve the ultimate balance between your family life and career.
  • Mobility: You can work from anywhere in the world.

Are you ready to embrace a positive change?

So now that you have shaken the shackles of fear that have been holding you back how do you break free?

GET PROFESSIONAL HELP!

No-I don’t mean therapy. I know some of you have already started to narrow your eyes, crinkle your foreheads in preparation of a ‘hard sell’.

Relax, I’m not selling you anything today.

But someone needs to tell you that you can’t do it on your own. If you try that you will be like most businesses that barely make ends meet.

Look at top performers in any field be they star athletes, singer, dancers professionals like surgeons they all have some form of coaches, mentors who train them. They all need to read up on ways to hone their natural abilities.

There are a plethora of free  and paid resources out there do your research, so that you don’t get duped by unscrupulous people claiming to be online gurus.

Think about it- how many times has your mom/friend given you free advice which you didn’t take, only later to heed it when it came from a paid professional. My mom told me a million times to lay off the chocolate to heal my acne but did I listen? No, not until my expensive dermatologist showed me how to identify my triggers through a self-test did I take her professional recommendation. It is the psychology of how our brains work. We value professional recommendations more-they have greater credibility and influence over our decision-making.

Finally, when you have done your initial research go ahead and follow your gut… take action, just do it!

In the past year I have helped many of the students whose reasons for not starting a business I listed at the beginning of the post. They were held back their fears, confusion and lack of practical experience.

I then guided them and helped in the launch of 20 small businesses.

Today I want to help YOU.

So tell me what is stopping you from starting your dream business and how can I help (for free)?

Tell me in the comments below, I read every comment.